Thursday, April 12, 2007

How smoking cause mesothelioma cancer

Mesothelioma is also known as lung cancer. Mesothelioma is the most fatal among all the cancers. Number of people dying from breast, colon and prostate cancer is much less than the people dying from lung cancer. According to the reports of American Cancer Society there will be 213,380 new cases of mesothelioma in 2007, Out of which around 160,390 people will die.

Chain-smoking is the major reason for lung cancer. In US, out of the mesothelioma cases diagnosed, about 80 percent cases are because of smoking. Cigarette smoking is most dangerous as it greatly increases the chances of developing mesothelioma. Cigar smoking and tobacco smoking is also very harmful and can enhance the chances of developing mesothelioma. Avoiding cigarette smoking, cigar smoking and tobacco smoking before the development of lung cancer can reduce this and it will replace the affected tissues with normal one i.e. help in maintaining the healthy lungs.

If you are a passive smoker i.e. if you live with one who smokes, greatly increases the chances of developing cancer than a person who doesn’t live with a smoker. A passive smoker is at high risk of getting cancer than a smoker. There are some other factors which also enhance cancer and these are as following

  • Arsenic in drinking water.

  • Exposure to asbestos, asbestos cause cancer in lining of lungs and cause Mesothelioma.

  • Marijuana cigarettes have more tar than regular cigarettes, hence more harmful.

  • You are at higher risk if you had family member who had Mesothelioma.

  • Exposure to radon, also cause cancer.

  • Lack of fruits and vegetables in diet also increase the risk of cancer.

The most common symptoms according to American Cancer Society are – Regular cough, Roughness, Breath shortness, Bloody sputum, Weight loss, Loss of hunger.


Amin said...


I am impressed with your blog content.

Thanks for being able to share with others the mesothelioma topics.

Regards, Amy
Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

D.Alexander said...

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Pooja said...

Mesothelioma is a specific form of malignant cancer that begins within the body’s cells. The affected cells can be found in abdomen or belly. The tumors are generally known as malignant mesothelioma. The tumor also develops in the chest and testicles. It is very important to note the symptoms of Mesothelioma
disease to take proper treatment. There are further three types known as biphasic, sarcomatoid, epithelioid. For more details refer mesothelioma cancer